The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Western San Diego submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Western San Diego region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 73 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Western San Diego are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of Western San Diego work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.